Juilliard Historical Performance

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Juilliard415 and conductor William Christie (photo by Hiroyuki Ito)
Juilliard415 and conductor William Christie (photo by Hiroyuki Ito)


Juilliard’s full-scholarship Historical Performance program was established and endowed in 2009 by the generous support of Bruce and Suzie Kovner, and is open to candidates for the Master of Music, Graduate Diploma, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, and offers comprehensive study of music from the 17th and 18th centuries. A high-profile concert season of opera, orchestral, and chamber music is augmented by a performance-oriented curriculum that fosters an informed, vital understanding of the many issues unique to period-instrument performances with the level of technical excellence and musical integrity for which Juilliard is renowned. The faculty comprises many of the leading performers and scholars in the field. Frequent collaborations with Juilliard’s Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and the integration of modern-instrument majors outside of the Historical Performance program have introduced new repertoires and increased awareness of historical performance practice at Juilliard. 

(January 2017)